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Growing Green Jobs in Texas

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Moderator: Stephanie Corte - Texas Climate Jobs 

How can we work together to build a sustainable future for everyone? Learn about how building an alliance between environmental organizations and the labor movement can create a brighter tomorrow for all.

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Creating a Union

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Moderator: TBA

Panel: Chris Smalls ALU, Nikita Birkholz SWU, CJ SWU San Antonio, Arash Farasat

UPO

New organizing campaigns have been seen across the country. Hear from leaders who are tackling some of the corporate giants and winning in new sectors not previously unionized.

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Mobilization: Taking Action and Engaging Union Members

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM 

Presenter: Anthony Elmo - Texas AFT 

Panel: Rosie Curts & Chris Leal 

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Making Space for Young Worker Voices

Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

Moderator: Cristal Benitez

Panel: Amy Zachmeyer CWA, Marilyn Davis IATSE, Amanda Cavazos-Weems, Arash Farasat UPO

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WORKSHOPS 1
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

 

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Racial Justice - Dismantling White Supremacy in Electoral & Grassroots Campaigns

Workshop Room: Main Room

Moderator: Jose Alfaro

Explore the origins and functions of white supremacy as they permeate through our lives and in our work. This workshop will offer a deeper understanding of their own social identities, positions of social power and oppression, and help to identify ways to be an ally in the fight for racial equity in electoral and/or grassroots campaigns.

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Pressure Campaigns

Workshop Room: Acacia

Presenter: Amy Zachmeyer - Houston YALL & DSA

Changing the conditions for workers means making (and winning) our demands. Sometimes this means we have to apply pressure on the person with the power to give in to those demands. Strong pressure campaigns require planning, strategy, and applying the right tactics at the right time. This workshop will overview the basics to planning and winning issue based pressure campaigns.

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Growing Through Apprenticeships & Trade Organizing

Workshop Room: Bamboo

Moderator: Thomas Kennedy - Texas Building Trades

Growing and strengthening the labor movement through organizing in the trades and increasing apprenticeship programs. How to build solidarity and union strength in the field for better working conditions.

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Dealing with Workplace Injuries & Workers Comp

Workshop Room: Banyan

Ryan Haney - Teamsters 

Emily Amps - Texas AFL-CIO

This workshop will provide basic knowledge of the Texas workers comp system in order to prepare you to be a better advocate for yourself or an injured co-worker. We will also discuss measures needed to reform the system and demands your union should take to the State

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Using Social Media Messaging to grow the Movement 

Workshop Room: Portia

Madison White - Texas AFL-CIO

Social media has made it much easier for working people to have a platform and share their stories, but it can be difficult to cut through the noise and build a broader community. This workshop will cover the basics of using social media to help build the labor movement, including the function of different apps, creating content, and resources available to you as a movement activist.

WORKSHOPS 2
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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Growing the Movement - Citizenship Drives

Workshop Room: Acacia

Jesus Perales - Texas AFL-CIO

How the movement for immigrants’ rights and the labor movement can continue to learn from each other and increase each other's strengths through radical solidarity.

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2022 AFL-CIO Member to Member Program: ‘Combating Right-Wing Talking Points within our Union Family’

Workshop Room: Bamboo

Joe Montemayor - AFL-CIO

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Your Data is Racist

Workshop Room: Banyan

Moderator: Kareem Jones

An exploration of how some data sources and algorithms we use in the movement reinforce pre existing inequalities.

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Reproductive Rights are Workers’ Rights

Workshop Room: Portia 

Moderator: Rosie Curts & Lorraine Montemayor

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1:1 Conversations: Relationship Building, Organizing, & Agitating to Build Solidarity

Workshop Room: Main Room

Moderator: Angi DeFelippo - TX YALL & Tarrant CLC

How to have one on one conversations when organizing and movement building. Identifying issues, agitating, and most importantly relationship building and the impact it has on these conversations.